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The band's first self-titled CD was released in 1997 and captured the raw and untapped side of GTO. The disc first included many fan favorites like "Bonecrusher" and "Fast Talkin' Girl." Recorded in the basement of what was once an Omaha beauty school, the self-titled release was only the beginning.

Bonecrusher
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Hey bonecrusher.
Am I what you wanted? Am I what you expected?
Hey ballbreaker.
I'd say my soul is haunted, my aim misdirected.

Hey teen-ager.
I'd say the meat's infested, half of you have been molested.
Hey lovemaker.
Only loving what you need, 'cause it feels good.

Only loving what you need.
Crushing bones can kill your speed.
Cut you up but you won't bleed.
Crushing bones can make you feel alright.
Hey bonecrusher.

So cool I'm cold.
So cold my body's shakin'.
And there's no one in the world.

Life has lost its meaning.
I'm always somewhere in between.
Do you love yourself?
Do you love yourself?

Now my will is gone and it's all I had and it's everything I gave, aw you dirty little liar. What I thought you'd give was the air I breathe but you took my breath away, when you set my world afire.

    - Bonecrusher
    - Tell Me
    - Fast Talkin' Girl
    - Millennium
    - Tommy Gun
    - Inside Out
    - The Better Half
    - Good Man Down
    - Big Dog
    - Billy Chase
    - The Turn

 

Tell Me
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She gotta whole lotta money. Said I was her honey. Put me on an airplane. Wrapped me up in cellophane. It was a new sensation. I held her hand at the station. Though her world was not mine to live in.

I couldn't wait for her to tell me that she loved me dearly. I couldn't wait for her to say that nothing's wrong. But the hardest thing I've ever had to do in my life, was to think of what it means for her to tell me...

She gotta whole lotta secret. Well I said I could keep it. Told me 'bout the time when, had me sweatin' at the end. And though I know she doesn't mean it, when she says I should of seen it. Though her world was not mine to live in.

I'm no saint dear but it always brings me down, to another pretty woman in a tight-ass skirt gone cryin' 'bout everything.

I'm no slave dear but what goes must come around. So I listen to the body of water telling my soul I am a lucky, lucky man.

    - Bonecrusher
    - Tell Me
    - Fast Talkin' Girl
    - Millennium
    - Tommy Gun
    - Inside Out
    - The Better Half
    - Good Man Down
    - Big Dog
    - Billy Chase
    - The Turn
Fast Talkin' Girl
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Bright 'ol boy came, a walk into the desert. Said his glass was empty, am I water? Hold me closer my life, bring me to a love I endure. So he asked me how much further, to the place of serendipity.

Stay here tonight bright 'ol boy, I'm no fast talkin' girl.

Save my city my country is dead, in these times when the oasis is poisoned by the animals. Don't give pity, choose to love her instead. How am I to distinguish?

I was never part of the plan to throw the world over. I live by a code of a self-proposed law and order. All I ever asked of the plan was to let me be.

Stay here tonight bright 'ol boy, I'm no fast talkin' girl.

There was a fire, swept the earth, taking all great creatures down with it. There was a water, swept the earth, but all great creatures rise to the occasion. It's only water, but I wish to do more than tread water until I die. And if there's no memory of this life, you better move along.

I was never part of the plan to throw the world over. I live by a code of a self-proposed law and order. All I ever asked of the plan was to let me be. Every single day's a cool dip into the water hole. When I'm baking bread you better bet that my wheat is whole. All I ever saw in me was what I do. I'm you.

Stay here tonight bright 'ol boy, I'm no fast talkin' girl.

    - Bonecrusher
    - Tell Me
    - Fast Talkin' Girl
    - Millennium
    - Tommy Gun
    - Inside Out
    - The Better Half
    - Good Man Down
    - Big Dog
    - Billy Chase
    - The Turn
Millennium
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Bright 'ol boy came, a walk into the desert. Said his glass was empty, am I water? Hold me closer my life, bring me to a love I endure. So he asked me how much further, to the place of serendipity.

Stay here tonight bright 'ol boy, I'm no fast talkin' girl.

Save my city my country is dead, in these times when the oasis is poisoned by the animals. Don't give pity, choose to love her instead. How am I to distinguish?

I was never part of the plan to throw the world over. I live by a code of a self-proposed law and order. All I ever asked of the plan was to let me be.

Stay here tonight bright 'ol boy, I'm no fast talkin' girl.

There was a fire, swept the earth, taking all great creatures down with it. There was a water, swept the earth, but all great creatures rise to the occasion. It's only water, but I wish to do more than tread water until I die. And if there's no memory of this life, you better move along.

I was never part of the plan to throw the world over. I live by a code of a self-proposed law and order. All I ever asked of the plan was to let me be. Every single day's a cool dip into the water hole. When I'm baking bread you better bet that my wheat is whole. All I ever saw in me was what I do. I'm you.

Stay here tonight bright 'ol boy, I'm no fast talkin' girl.

    - Bonecrusher
    - Tell Me
    - Fast Talkin' Girl
    - Millennium
    - Tommy Gun
    - Inside Out
    - The Better Half
    - Good Man Down
    - Big Dog
    - Billy Chase
    - The Turn
Tommy Gun
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A man came from the mountain, a lesson to us all, 'cause we never had to listen to him whine. But to keep the people guessin', he ridiculed them all, and so they left him, so they said, "Are you out there? Are you listening to what I have been sayin'?"

Sink or swim.

All that he was thinking while a writing down his poems was a hopin' we would love him when he's gone. I nearly lost it, when an angel, put me in my places.

OooWee, I dream that I can hide, but I can't run. OooWee, I swear by the light of the sun I'll be your tommy gun.

I'll show you yours, you show me mine, and we'll go window shopping. From ocean floors to open skies, it's just like island hopping. A change of heart can change my mind, I don't know what you're wanting. I know the truth can set you . . .

    - Bonecrusher
    - Tell Me
    - Fast Talkin' Girl
    - Millennium
    - Tommy Gun
    - Inside Out
    - The Better Half
    - Good Man Down
    - Big Dog
    - Billy Chase
    - The Turn
Inside Out
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A man came from the mountain, a lesson to us all, 'cause we never had to listen to him whine. But to keep the people guessin', he ridiculed them all, and so they left him, so they said, "Are you out there? Are you listening to what I have been sayin'?"

Sink or swim.

All that he was thinking while a writing down his poems was a hopin' we would love him when he's gone. I nearly lost it, when an angel, put me in my places.

OooWee, I dream that I can hide, but I can't run. OooWee, I swear by the light of the sun I'll be your tommy gun.

I'll show you yours, you show me mine, and we'll go window shopping. From ocean floors to open skies, it's just like island hopping. A change of heart can change my mind, I don't know what you're wanting. I know the truth can set you . . .

    - Bonecrusher
    - Tell Me
    - Fast Talkin' Girl
    - Millennium
    - Tommy Gun
    - Inside Out
    - The Better Half
    - Good Man Down
    - Big Dog
    - Billy Chase
    - The Turn
The Better Half
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So much shit been sown in my soil. But I know the better half of me. If these possessions lost their only worth, and the bitter light became a part of me.

But the same is true for you is true for me.

Rape but rape can't do you any good, in your search for variety. If sight were sound and sound the spoken word, would be a happy ending to the life of me.

The same is true for you is true for me.
And the better half is who we're supposed to be.

There was this philosophy: a cube to whoever came. The game is the same to me, but I don't play that way. So we learn our lessons from the scars that come from truth. And I will never give in while the stars remain in my view.

'Cause I don't care what the people say, 'cause what they do and what they say are two different things!

And it hurts me so fucking bad well I said, "No way!"

So much need been knead in my dough. But I do not eat in quantity. My sight is sound and sound the spoken word. Give the gracious gift of God through quality.

    - Bonecrusher
    - Tell Me
    - Fast Talkin' Girl
    - Millennium
    - Tommy Gun
    - Inside Out
    - The Better Half
    - Good Man Down
    - Big Dog
    - Billy Chase
    - The Turn
Good Man Down
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So much shit been sown in my soil. But I know the better half of me. If these possessions lost their only worth, and the bitter light became a part of me.

But the same is true for you is true for me.

Rape but rape can't do you any good, in your search for variety. If sight were sound and sound the spoken word, would be a happy ending to the life of me.

The same is true for you is true for me.
And the better half is who we're supposed to be.

There was this philosophy: a cube to whoever came. The game is the same to me, but I don't play that way. So we learn our lessons from the scars that come from truth. And I will never give in while the stars remain in my view.

'Cause I don't care what the people say, 'cause what they do and what they say are two different things!

And it hurts me so fucking bad well I said, "No way!"

So much need been knead in my dough. But I do not eat in quantity. My sight is sound and sound the spoken word. Give the gracious gift of God through quality.

    - Bonecrusher
    - Tell Me
    - Fast Talkin' Girl
    - Millennium
    - Tommy Gun
    - Inside Out
    - The Better Half
    - Good Man Down
    - Big Dog
    - Billy Chase
    - The Turn
Big Dog
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Little dog, sitting in the shadow of a big dog, sitting in the shadow of a bigger dog, sitting in the shadow of me. They're my best friends, love me unconditionally.

Love me do. How 'bout you. Will you love me too?

You got my name and my number, why don't you call me? Aw, you son-of-a-bitch you set me free.

And I'm afraid of every single day.
But my heart is true in almost every way.

Stellar history of ours has been revered, by a time when man was on the move. Celestial guardians have made it clear, that though our lives go on and on, well it still ain't fair.

Head in hand he hath but one eye to, gauge a distance 'tween the stars. And looking back down he said, "Who are you, to save my home?"

And it's a beautiful thing, babe, catch a ride for free. Like my grandma Grubb says, "Criminately!"

    - Bonecrusher
    - Tell Me
    - Fast Talkin' Girl
    - Millennium
    - Tommy Gun
    - Inside Out
    - The Better Half
    - Good Man Down
    - Big Dog
    - Billy Chase
    - The Turn
Billy Chase
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Little dog, sitting in the shadow of a big dog, sitting in the shadow of a bigger dog, sitting in the shadow of me. They're my best friends, love me unconditionally.

Love me do. How 'bout you. Will you love me too?

You got my name and my number, why don't you call me? Aw, you son-of-a-bitch you set me free.

And I'm afraid of every single day.
But my heart is true in almost every way.

Stellar history of ours has been revered, by a time when man was on the move. Celestial guardians have made it clear, that though our lives go on and on, well it still ain't fair.

Head in hand he hath but one eye to, gauge a distance 'tween the stars. And looking back down he said, "Who are you, to save my home?"

And it's a beautiful thing, babe, catch a ride for free. Like my grandma Grubb says, "Criminately!"

    - Bonecrusher
    - Tell Me
    - Fast Talkin' Girl
    - Millennium
    - Tommy Gun
    - Inside Out
    - The Better Half
    - Good Man Down
    - Big Dog
    - Billy Chase
    - The Turn
The Turn
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This might begin to turn our world around. And bliss, the final sin, believe it won't happen if I'm around.

And life, our greatest need, sit down and you will feel its speed pass you by, bye. And love, our hidden cause, given and received it's not hard for me to believe.

But it does blow my mind and body apart but brings 'em back together stronger. Life has taught me to start so we can sing and chill together longer.

A ray of sunshine come through my head, well I imagine. And a day in the life of some of my days, well it's pain without medicine.

So dream the greatest dream and awake people and it will seem as the dream was not as it used to seem to be back then.

Respect me I'm energy, and I'll respect you in synergy, it's not hard for me to believe...

    - Bonecrusher
    - Tell Me
    - Fast Talkin' Girl
    - Millennium
    - Tommy Gun
    - Inside Out
    - The Better Half
    - Good Man Down
    - Big Dog
    - Billy Chase
    - The Turn
 
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